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good training for a graduate.

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Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant  in  Sydney (Australia)
Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Sydney (Australia)

I worked at Hays plc full-time for more than a year

Pros

good balance of structured training and on the job training.
Well established business
enjoyable staff culture

Cons

long working hours
Some parts of the business had a high turnover of staff due to pressure to meet KPI's

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    High pressure but rewarding if manage to have constant sales

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    Former Employee - Resourcer  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Resourcer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Hays plc full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good starting salary, good motivation

    Cons

    High pressure to keep sales up

    No opinion of CEO
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    Suck the life out of you, terrible management

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hays plc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay/ commission
    Good office banter

    Cons

    Terrible management- awful management style, unmotivating, unrealistic expectations.
    Hierachy between senior managers and other staff- "us and them" culture
    All KPI driven- care more about whether you're hitting your target than whether you're actually providing clients with a decent service.
    Tar each consultant (whether billing a lot or not) with the same brush
    Hire and fire culture
    Long hours
    Unappreciative of hard work
    Unflexible- time off sick is almost not allowed
    Too many office politics
    Staff are not valued at all, as soon as you're not hitting your targets your got rid of. I wasn't persoanlly but saw it happen to other people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate and value your staff more.
    Stop making employees work extensive hours
    Spend a week in consultants shoes and see how tough the job is before you implement targets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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